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NOTAM for Oil Spill Area

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posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 02:36 AM

No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM (except as described).

All aircraft operations are prohibited except those flights authorized by ATC, routine flights supporting offshore oil operations; federal, state, local and military flight operations supporting oil spill recovery and reconstitution efforts; and air medical and law enforcement operations.

1. All pilots operating within and near this area including the shoreline should exercise extreme caution due to the numerous low level operations associated with the deepwater horizon/mc-252 incident 3000 feet and below.


What do you guys think is a precautionary measure or an attempt to cover up the magnitude of this oil spill?

[edit on 13-6-2010 by Mdv2]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:51 AM
*cough* explosion hazard *cough*

covering it up? well, they'll have a hard time covering the entire gulf region
btw, these people don't need a tangible reason to curb traffic, just remember the Eyjafjallajokull eruption, a couple of computer models were enough to shut down all air traffic over Europe. test flights revealed no traces of ash, though.

iow, given an opportunity, these people will impose restrictions.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:56 AM
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Keeping the area below 3000 ft clear for helicopter use. Bet there buzzing all over that area shuttling equipment and people.

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:04 AM
I think it has more to do with the poisonous gases that are the much bigger problem than the oil. THAT is the cover up - hydrogen sulfide, benzene and methylene chloride are shooting out of the oil well more so than oil itself. That's the reason for the media blackout. It also would make sense as to why very little "cleanup" efforts are being done - why clean up an area that will eventually have to be deemed uninhabitable anyway? If the gases continue to batter air quality, then portions of the gulf coast will need to be evacuated.

See the interview with Lindsey Williams, an oil industry insider from the other day at

look for "Lindsey Williams on the BP Oil Spill" 9 videos

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 11:06 AM

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